Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Lambton Worm

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE LAMBTON WORM (R8x32) 3C (4C set) Pat Charlton Counting Sheep

1- 8 1s+2s+3s dance mirror reels of 3 on sides (1s in/down to start)
9-16 1s dance down (4 bars); turn RH (2 bars) and cast behind 3s to 2nd place own side (2s step up 11-12)
17-24 1L+2s and 1M+3s dance ½ LSh reels of 3 across; 1L+2L+3L and 1M+2M+3M dance ½ RSh reels of 3 on sides. (3)(1)(2)
25-28 1s dance ½ Fig of 8 (1L up between 3s, 1M down between 2s) while 3s+2s change places RH on side and cross LH with partner
29-32 All turn partner RH (or birl)

Note: Last time through, all couples turn (or birl)

(MINICRIB. Dance crib compiled by Charles Upton, Deeside Caledonian Society, and his successors)

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